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Exploring ways to promote children’s fruit and vegetable intake at meal and snack times

It is widely known that fruit and vegetables are beneficial for children’s health, both in the short and long-term. However, most children do not eat sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables each day. Read more

Increasing global food security by preventing fungal post-harvest rot of fruit and vegetables.

Supervisors. Dr Rebecca Hall and Dr Helen Cockerton. This project will combine microbiology and molecular biology to help solve the global challenge of food security through the study of the plant pathogen Rhizopus stolonifer and the plant-microbe interactions that occur between this fungus and the sweet potato. Read more

3-D food printing

This project is to research factors that govern the quality of products that can be produced by 3D food printing for valorisation of food grade seconds and wastes. Read more

Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) PhD Scholarships

The University of Kent is delighted to invite applications for Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) research scholarships, starting in the academic year 2022-2023 (to commence study in January or September 2023). Read more

Establishing an insect model for epigenetic diseases

Epigenetics is defined as the heritable change in expression of a gene without any change in the DNA sequence. It is important in fields as diverse as human cancer biology and the ecological response of animals and plants to environmental pollutants. Read more

Identifying novel regulators of haematopoiesis using flies

Supervisors. Iwan Evans (primary supervisor); Steve Brown (Biosciences, secondary supervisor). Project details. Control of blood cell proliferation, survival and activation is critical to the health of an organism. Read more

Meals for macrophages – investigating how macrophages engulf and process dying cells in vivo

Supervisors. Iwan Evans (primary supervisor); Phil Elks and Simon Johnston (secondary supervisors). Project details. A critical role for phagocytic cells such as macrophages is the engulfment and subsequent degradation of dying cells and debris. Read more

Investigating the control and function of macrophage subtypes using Drosophila melanogaster

Supervisor(s). Iwan Evans (Primary Supervisor, IICD) and Martin Zeidler (Second Supervisor, Biosciences). Project details. The phagocytic white blood cells known as macrophages are a highly heterogeneous population of cells. Read more

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